Saturday, June 26, 2010

butterflies and trees

i slept in today!! well, i did wake up at 3:30, but when i saw what time it was...i told myself to TRY and get back to sleep. i didn't think i could. but i did. and woke this morn at 5:30! for me, that's sleeping in!!
yesterday i was working on the sandblasted mirror trees...painting them...getting the wood ready to mount the mirrors. i realized that since the 'etched' area of this tree design is so much more intricate than the 'words' i've sandblasted on mirrors...painting the wood plaque won't work! the colors don't show through the frosted tree! so i painted the back side of the mirror...over the etched design/frosted glass.
this is the back side/etched side of the mirrors:
this picture shows back side and front side. you can see the colors through the etched design.
i've painted the wood a light blue, the other cobalt. today i'll clear coat the plaques, then after drying, will mount the mirrors!
here's something else i was playing around with while working on the trees. (sorry for the flash glare!) - beveled glass with butterfly & dragonfly wings & pressed flowers. i'll probably put some type of border on it and make it into a window hanger.  



It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. ~Butterfly Effect

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